At 34 quarts, this model can handle the needs of the average-sized family while still leaving some extra packing space in the car. It maintains ice for up to three days. Even full, the cooler remains light enough for one person to carry when using the built-in side handles.
There is no drain on this model, so users will have to lift and pour when it's time to empty the cooler.
Not only does the vertical space allow for taller items such as 2-liter sodas, but also the more compact horizontal size gives extra car space when packing for road trips. The cooler is lightweight and easy to carry with the built-in swing handle. The outer shell is well-made and durable, and will handle the abuse that comes with travel or camping.
Some users have reported difficulty locating replacement parts, especially hinges.
The long-term ice maintenance capability is this model's primary benefit. It also gets high marks for being able to keep different foods or drink separate with its divided lid and internal divider. Even when filled, the wheels on this model make transport no problem.
Because they are smaller than those on a larger lid, the hinges on the divided lid may snap more easily than some models.
This model is durable enough to take the pounding of a construction site. Its biggest benefit, though, is its portability. It is spacious enough to hold a large lunch and two bottles of water or sports drinks, yet compact enough to travel in the passenger seat.
While the outer shell is durable, some users have reported this model's handle coming detached after limited usage.
The main benefit of this cooler is its size and strength. Able to contain a whopping 30 lbs. of ice and 250 lbs. of fish, some users have reported that the cooler is able to handle transporting large catches from a hunt as well. A convenient threaded drain plug makes emptying easy.
The hinges are slightly small for such a large lid, and tend to snap if the user is not careful.
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